- Title: "I just need my body to hold up" says Murray ahead of first Queen's match
- Date: 14th June 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 28, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MURRAY (WHITE HAT) PRACTISING AT WIMBLEDON WITH HIS 2019 DOUBLES PARTNER PIERRE-HUGUES HERBERT LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 29, 2019) (REUTERS) MURRAY'S FEET / MURRAY ON COURT LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JULY 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MURRAY POSING WITH THE 2016 WIMBLEDON TROPHY ON CENTRE COURT, THE MOST RECENT OF HIS THREE GRAND SLAM TITLES
- Embargoed: 28th June 2021 15:20
- Keywords: Andy Murray Queen's grass tennis
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Sport,Tennis
- Reuters ID: LVA006EHDISZJ
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- Story Text: Britain's Andy Murray says he needs his body to hold up if he is to have any chance of success at the Queen's Club Championships in London, where he plays his first match on Tuesday (June 15) against France's Benoit Paire.
The 34-year-old Murray, who has won Queen's five times alongside his three Grand Slam titles, has fallen to 124 in the world rankings after long injury lay-offs because of hip operations.
"I've been playing well in practice, but I can't say with any great certainty anymore that physically I'm going to feel great in matches because that hasn't been the case for the last nine to 10 months really," said Murray.
"I hope that I feel good physically on the court and I'm sure that my tennis will be fine, it has been in practice. I just need my body to hold up."
At the last Queen's Championships in 2019, Murray won the doubles with Feliciano Lopez.
Murray last played singles in March this year at the Rotterdam Open, where he was beaten by Russian Andrey Rublev in the round of 16. He then pulled out of the Miami Open with a groin injury. Murray chose to miss the French Open to prepare for the grass-court season.
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